After sunset, we heard an unusual bird noise outside. We took a torch out onto our balcony and saw a couple of penguins out on the grass.

There are numerous Fairy Penguin rookeries around the coast of Tasmania, but we didn’t realise they’d be such close neighbours.

We were too surprised to think of taking photos although we did call neighbours and had an impromptu penguin pyjama party.

We have been down to the beach in daylight and tried to identify footprints.